During this MLB season, fans have witnessed several rather rare feats on the field, including a perfect game and a 4-homer game. Either of these accomplishments, and many more (a triple play or four stolen bases in a game, etc.), have the potential to occur during any given game. The possibility is there, but it’s difficult to achieve.
Football has many rare accomplishments as well, and some plateaus still waiting to be reached (such as 600 yards passing in a game).
Here are some of those rare feats from the NFL gridiron, taken in context of how recently they have occurred.
250-YARD RUSHING GAMES
Accomplished: 12 times in NFL history
The Record: 296 (Adrian Peterson, 2007)
Perhaps surprisingly, eight of the top 10 individual-game totals have occurred since 2000, including the top four on the list (Peterson; Jamal Lewis, 295; Jerome Harrison, 286; Corey Dillon, 278).
Unlike the 500-yard passing list, one player has accomplished this feat more than once; O.J. Simpson r...